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THE

SEXAGENARIAN;

OR, THE

Recollections

OF A

LITERARY LIFE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

London:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,

No. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD;

By R. and R. Gilbert, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell,

1817.

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Pelliculam veterèm rctinens et fronte politus
Astutam vapido gestas sub pectore vulpem.

CHAPTER 1.

THE next personage of whom some detached and mutilated memorandums present themselves, must be an object of conjecture, but the peculiarities concerning him are very striking, and the changes of his character and conduct so very considerable, that it may not be unamusing to some readers, to look back on the last twenty-five years, and endeavour to discover to whom they will apply.

The individual alluded to in our Manuscript, is mentioned as having been educated in the principles of the Dissenters, and to have officiated in éarlier life as a clerk in some manufactory, or with some merchant, at Liverpool. It may be questioned, whether he ever entirely got rid of his former prejudices, but on some occasion or other, he chose to offer himself to the Bishop of Landaff

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